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1:51 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Esparanza Unida to Explore Immigration Reform with Sen. Johnson

Manny Perez, General Manager of Esperanza Unida, will meet with Senator Ron Johnson tonight to discuss immigration reform.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Esparanza Unida's General Manager Manny Perez.

The future of immigration reform efforts in Congress remains in question two days after House Speaker John Boehner held a closed door meeting with leading Republicans.

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Politics & Government
1:01 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Former Journalist to Head Wis. Think Tank

Wisconsin Policy Research Institute researches policies at the state level.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews new WPRI director Mike Nichols.

As one of Wisconsin's think tanks, the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute strives to shape public policy and bring transparency to government.

So it comes as no surprise that its new director spent years as a journalist doing just that.

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Health & Science
11:44 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Barriers to Mental Health Services Could Remain Despite Budgetary Help

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews Walter Laux, the director of Behavioral Health Services for Community Advocates.

Wisconsin soon could see a big increase in funding for mental health services.

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Politics & Government
1:10 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Evers vs. Pridemore: Where Do the DPI Superintendent Candidates Stand on Big Education Questions?

Tony Evers and Don Pridemore

Lake Effect's Amy Kiley interviews education journalist Erin Richards.

With election day coming up next Tuesday, education activists on both sides of the aisle are anticipating the outcome of one of the biggest races - that for state superintendent of public instruction.

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Politics & Government
11:46 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Students Reflect on the Same Sex Marriage Debate

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On California's Prop 8 And Defense Of Marriage Act.
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Lake Effect’s Amy Kiley discussed the Supreme Court hearings with two University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students, Johanna Beran and Baraq Stein.

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments for and against the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which the Obama Administration has declined to defend.  A ruling on DOMA could impact federal benefits for same-sex couples.  The Proposition 8 case before the court yesterday could have a broader impact.  The justices could use it to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage – though they signaled hesitation to issue such a broad determination.

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